The peloton training machines just jumped from two to four. The company announced the new $ 2,495 Bike +, a more expensive version of its existing bike system that better supports yoga routines and your usual bike marathon. The $ 2,495 Tread was also announced, a cheaper treadmill option for just under two grand less than the original.
The new $ 2,495 Bike + launches September 9th and features a 23.8-inch rotatable HD touchscreen and upgraded speakers so you can hear your instructors when you do strength training or yoga.
Peloton also added Apple GymKit integration so that you can pair your Apple Watch with a tap on the frame.
The $ 2,495 Tread has the same screen as the Bike + but does not rotate. You can only tilt it up and down to adjust your vision while on the treadmill. It’s also a smaller machine than the Tread Plus, and Peloton describes it as smaller than most 68 “L x 33” W x 62 “H couches.
In order to reduce the price, Peloton also did without the novel lamellar belt design for a more frequent continuous belt loop. Peloton touts their treadmill lacking a front cover, a feature of most treadmills. The idea is to reproduce a tighter feeling of running on the road by removing the plastic barrier that breaks the illusion. The Tread will be released sometime in 2021.
And of course you need a Peloton subscription for the Bike + or the Tread.
Source: Peloton via Connect the Watts